Wednesday, February 22, 2012

"The Soul of Every Living Thing" -- vegetarian video with Yonassan Gershom

I just finished editing this video for the Shamayim'v'Aretz ("Heaven and Earth") Institute, a new Jewish organzation promoting veganism as the ideal Jewish diet, as well as Jewish ethics and spirituality in general. They asked for a short video of me as a vegetarian, so here it is.

As I have said before on this blog, I'm not a vegan (although I am a vegetarian) and I'm not even sure it is practical to be vegan outside of big urban centers, because the ingredients are so hard to find in rural areas. Biblically veganism is the ideal diet (Eden was vegan) but I'm just not there yet, and not likely to be in the future. I do eat eggs but, as you will see in the video, I also take full responsibility for my own flock of chickens, which is where my eggs come from.

What I do have to offer my fellow Jews (and others) is some practical experience actually living with nature. So, watch this 5-minute video and tell me what you think. At the very least, you'll get to see some nice footage of my land and animals.


dogbaker said...

nicely done Rooster. I am sure you have been following closely the proposed regulation changes for commercial chicken houses.

Rooster613 said...

Well yes, there are currently attempts at improvements. But the reality is that cruelty-free is self-limiting. Even if you eliminate cages, mass production still means that you end up with over-crowded birds.

Daniel Scott Poynter said...

Thank you for creating and publishing this video to the world. I like the part where the cat is "singing praises to G-d."